Mumbai, May 23 IANS | 7 months ago

Several Bollywood personalities are likely to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi and his cabinet at Rashtrapati Bhavan Monday, according to sources.

Among the prominent names, who have reportedly been invited, is Lata Mangeshkar who in January this year blessed Modi in Mumbai and wished him all success in his endeavours.

Others include superstar Salman Khan, who met Modi in Ahmedabad during the kite flying festival for a film promotion a few months ago.

In fact, Salman's father, veteran Bollywood story-writer Salim Khan has been a strong fan and follower of Modi and even asked minorities to forgive and forget the past and look to the future.

The evergreen actress Rekha is also likely to travel to the national capital as also some prominent sports-persons from different disciplines.

Unconfirmed reports say that Amitabh Bachchan and southern mega-star Rajinikant are also on the VVIP list of invitees.

Over the years, the BJP has had among its leaders many Bollywood veterans like Smriti Irani and elected MPs like Hema Malini, Dharmendra, Paresh Rawal, Shatrughan Sinha and Vinod Khanna.

(Posted on 23-05-2014)

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